Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice by Terri Mack
The significance of Winter Solstice in Aboriginal people is highlighted in enchanting story of a very special celebration and a tiny mouse.
Bear Snores by Karma Wilson
A bear hibernates during the winter while all the other animals watch. When he wakes up, he is very hungry. On a cold, winter night many of the animals gather to have a party as the bear sleeps and snores loudly. When he wakes up, he protests about missing out on the food and fun. The bears anger worries the other animals. Read the book to find out if they were able to persuade him to join the party and have some fun!
Chinook and Winter by Rhonda Hunter
Every year, the warm Chinook winds blow along the Rocky Mountains to defy winter's dominance. In this book, we see the long-time scuffle between the spirited Chinook and her icy rival, Old Man Winter. One year, this tradition goes wrong, thus resulting in Kiaya wondering if the winter will ever end.
Counting on Snow by Maxwell New House
A beautiful exploration of the isolation and the beauty of northern winter. This book invites children to count with him from ten crunching caribou down to one lonely moose, by finding other northern animals - from seals to wolves to snowy owls - as they turn the pages.
All these books are available at the resource centre. Please contact [email protected] for assistance on how to borrow these and other resources at the BC Aboriginal Child Care Resource Centre.